DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

At Fitzroy North Primary School, Digital Technologies enhance teaching and learning and promote creativity in a safe and supported space. 

Our CONNECT program provides new pathways between school, home and the community. Our students are contributing digital citizens with access to a world of new learning. 

The school is investing in digital technologies infrastructure. Students experience a range of digital technologies as they progress through their schooling, providing them with the skills, and understanding to contribute in an increasingly digital world.

Students can self-direct and extend their learning within and beyond the walls of the classroom. CONNECT gives students access to a world of new learning opportunities. CONNECT allows exploration, collaborating and creation spaces for students to work together, in class or at home. 

 

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Cyber Safety @FNPS

All students will receive a special Digital Technologies session this term on the use of Digital Technologies at FNPS.

The Internet and digital technologies serves as a wonderful educational tool. However, it is important our students are aware of the inherent dangers of using the world wide web. Fitzroy North Primary School takes this responsibility seriously and aims to provide students with a safe environment to learn in, whilst also providing students with the skills needed to navigate technological and online domains. At FNPS we ensure:

 Home/school internet contracts are in place

 Internet material to be used for schoolwork

 Students attend regular cyber safety sessions

 Students know how to access digital technologies safely

 Students are aware of what cyber bullying looks like and what to do should they experience it

 Stranger Danger and knowing whom to trust

 ‘If you wouldn’t do it in person, don’t do it online’ Don’t add people you don’t know in real life and be aware of the spaces we occupy online (e.g. chat spaces during online game play)

 Students know what counts as ‘personal information’ and to never give it out

 Kids ‘unplug’ when they need a break, students need to identify when they are feeling frustrated or need to change tasks Students learn to question what they read online, question who wrote the message and for what purpose. We need to develop critical literacy when working online. At home we encourage:

 Computers should be placed in public areas and screen content should be visible to everyone

 Never arrange to meet an online friend without talking to a parent. Remember that you can’t trust everything online friends tell you.

 Conversations about waht your child is doing online, the games they like to play and the work they are doing

 Families to understand that there are many sites that require users to be at least 13+ before registering for an account (Facebook, Snapchat, YouTube, Instagram etc).

 Teach children how to use the internet safely and warn them of the potential dangers of unsuitable sites and chat rooms

 Advise children never to give out personal details on the internet

 Have clear penalties in place for misuse of the internet

 Monitor time children spend online

 Use filtering software